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Brendan Steele

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/5/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 175

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Last week's Safeway Open champion Brendan Steele snowballed his solid play into an opening round 5-under-par 33-34=67 at the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Steele opened on the back nine and got the scoring started right away, picking off back-to-back birds at the par-4 10th and par-3 11th. His lone hiccup of the round came at the par-4 13th where he swallowed a bogey but he bounced back immediately with a circle at the par-4 14th before sprinkling three addition birdies on his inward nine. Steele posted a T3 at this venue last year and is sticking to the same script so far as he opened with a 5-under 67 last year, as well. It's always intriguing to watch how golfers respond after a victory and Steele is showing no signs of slowing down just yet. Oct 20 - 6:51 AM

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Brendan Steele, a pre-tourney 40/1 outright, erased a four-shot deficit at the Safeway Open with a final-round 7-under-par 32-33=65, birdieing his final three holes in Napa to clip 54-hole leader Patton Kizzire by one with a winning 72-hole aggregate of 18-under 270.

The California native and resident led after each of the first three rounds here last year and carried a one-shot lead into the finale before a closing 76 left him T17. Making his sixth straight appearance, he began the final round this year in a two-way T6 on 11-under, four shy of Kizzire, after posting opening laps of 67-71-67. The 33-year-old sandwiched a lone bogey-5 at the 12th (3-putt from 39'1") with eight birdies en route to his second PGA TOUR title in his 153rd career start, joining his maiden win at the 2011 Valero Texas Open, which he won as the 54-hole leader. The UC-Riverside alum circled his eight on 14 greens in regulation, posting a tidy 1.571 putts per GIR and 3.340 in SG: Putting. His split featured six conversions from inside of nine feet with a long of 27'9" at the par-3 seventh, adding an 18'0" birdie-3 at the 17th. With the win, Steele earns a host of goodies, highlighted by a second visit to the Masters (2012).
Oct 16 - 9:21 PM

Brendan Steele authored a 5-under-par 34-33=67 in the third round of the Safeway Open to reach the three-quarter mark on 11-under 205, up 10 places to T6 with play still in progress.

The California native and resident is making his sixth straight appearance at Silverado Resort. He led after each of the first three rounds last year before a closing 4-over 76 left him T17. The 33-year-old began the third frame on 6-under (T16) after opening in 67-71. He bogeyed the par-4 fourth but played his final 14 holes in blemish-free 6-under, circling birdies on holes 5, 8-10, 12 and 14. The UC-Riverside alum mustered seven (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, with 2.172 in strokes gained: Approach-the-Green contributing to 2.729 strokes gained: Tee-to-Green. He gained 1.296 strokes with the flat stick with his longest conversion dropping from 36 feet at the par-4 12th, though he did whiff a 4'9" eagle try at the par-5 fifth, settling for a 2-putt birdie.
Oct 15 - 8:39 PM

Brendan Steele is searching for a big finish this week at Crooked Stick Golf Club as he preps for this week's BMW Championship.

Steele enters the week ranked 54th in the FedExCup race, in need of a giant leap to find his way inside the top 30 needed to qualify for the TOUR Championship on September 22nd. Unfortunately, he'll be coming in blind this week, as he failed to qualify for the FEC Playoffs in 2012 when Crooked Stick last hosted. On the bright side he ranks 20th on TOUR in driving distance which will certainly help his case this week on a track that stretches out past 7,500 yards. So far he's grabbed a T22 at The Barclays and a 72nd-place finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship to open up the Playoffs this year.
Sep 6 - 3:07 PM

Brendan Steele enjoyed a 6-under-par 33-31=64 in the final round of the Travelers Championship to post 8-under 272, up 45 places to T12 with play still in progress.

The 33-year-old began the final frame on 2-under (T56) after opening his sixth appearance in 70-69 (made cut on the number), and added a 69 in R3. He found 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, posting 1.571 putts per GIR and 1.930 SG: Putting at the time he signed his card. The University of California-Riverside alum squared a lone bogey on the par-4 seventh (failed scramble) and circled seven birdies, including three straight on holes 10-12, the latter two dropping from 17'4" and 24'2", respectively.
Aug 7 - 1:36 PM

Brendan Steele bounced back from a poor third round to close out his week at the Barracuda Championship with a 5-under-par 35-32=67, collecting 12 points for his efforts to reach 32 points total.

Steele striped 11 (of 14) fairways on the day, allowing him the opportunity to attack pins. That's exactly what he did, gaining 2.231 strokes approaching the green. He ranks sixth in the field that department this week, despite the disappointing R3 where he lost 2.55 strokes ATG. His short game helped out quite a bit, today, splashing in three putts from outside 17 feet and holing out from the rough (21 feet) for birdie at the par-3 seventh. Eight of his points were tallied during a four-hole birdie train that closed out the round. Steele is T4 on the live leaderboard and should escape Reno with his fourth top 10, in five tries.
Jul 3 - 8:08 PM

Brendan Steele cruised to a bogey-free, 3-under-par 36-33=69 during round two of the Barracuda Championship, bagging seven points for his efforts to reach 20 points on the week.

Steele was on cruise control, tee-to-green, but struggled to hole many putts throughout the day. He striped 11 (of 14) fairways and landed 15 greens in regulation. He saved the biggest highlight for last, sticking his 210-yard approach shot to 12'3" on the closing par-5 18th hole, splashing it home for a walk-off eagle to collect five points the quick way. Steele ranks T2 in GIR through 36 holes and should remain in contention over the weekend as long as his putter doesn't go ice cold.
Jul 1 - 9:27 PM

Brendan Steele survived a five-pack of bogeys to collect 13 points during round one of the Barrcuda Championship, signing for a 4-under-par 37-31=68.

The course horse opened on the back nine with six birdies and one bogey to make the turn with 11 points. Steele carded three more birdies on his inward nine but swallowed four straight bogeys, beginning at the par-3 third hole. The four-hole bogey train set him back four points but he remains T3 on the live leaderboard, just two points off the early leader Martin Laird. Steele entered the week with three top 10s in four appearances at Montrêux Golf and Country Club.
Jun 30 - 4:44 PM

Brendan Steele seeks his second career win as he sets his eyes on Montrêux Golf and Country Club for this week's Barracuda Championship.

Steele made his debut at this event in 2012, the first year it transitioned to Modified Stableford scoring. He took a quick liking to the layout, posting a T8 before returning with finishes of 4-T25-T7 in the last three editions. Steele currently ranks 35th in strokes gained tee-to-green but just 143rd in strokes gained putting. Given the nature of this week's scoring format, he's allowed to be more aggressive on his putts and not have to worry about dropping shots as much since birdies and eagles are the big point earners. That aggressive nature has worked wonders here in the past and it's a big reason why he should be considered in all fantasy formats this week.
Jun 29 - 3:36 PM

Brendan Steele qualified for the U.S. Open after posting 8-under-par 66-68=134 in yesterday's sectional qualifier held in Powell, Ohio, and has now withdrawn from this week's FedEx St. Jude Classic.

Steele threw his name into the mix last week at the Memorial, despite some poor course history. He kept his good form alive during yesterday's qualifier, trading 13 birdies with five bogeys. Next week's trip to Oakmont Country Club will be his second career U.S. Open start, first since a missed cut in 2013.
Jun 7 - 9:53 AM

Overnight co-leader Brendan Steele backed up with a 3-over-par 40-35=75 in the weather-delayed third round of the Memorial Tournament to post 9-under 207, down 20 places to T21, five back of a trio of 54-hole co-leaders.

This was Steele's fourth career 36-hole lead/co-lead and second this season. He was the 36-hole leader at the Valero six weeks ago and finished T13. Steele has one top 10 this season in 15 prior events, a T3 at the CIMB Classic back in November, where he co-led after 54 holes. The 33-year-old also led the season-opening after each of the first three rounds but a closing 76 left him T17. In total, he's led seven times this season after any round, but has yet to close the deal. Steele ranks fourth on TOUR in first-round scoring average but 187th in final-round scoring average. We'll see how he fares on Sunday.
Jun 4 - 8:57 PM

Brendan Steele kept his foot on the gas with a 5-under-par 32-35=67 in round two of the Memorial, grabbing the early clubhouse lead as he reaches 12-under 132 on the week.

Steele ended his first round with a hole-out eagle, but didn't carry much momentum into today's round as it took him six holes to circle his first birdie. That came at the par-5 15th hole where he rolled in a 7'11" putt. He nearly repeated yesterday's hole out when he passed through the 18th, as he stiffed his 186-yard approach to 15 inches this time, for a tap-in birdie. Steele landed 15 greens in regulation today, which is key since he's lost 2.575 strokes to the field around-the-green, over the first two rounds. Steele has never finished inside the top 50 in five tries at Muirfield Village Golf Club, but he's on pace to easily exceed that.
Jun 3 - 12:02 PM

Brendan Steele torched Muirfield Village Golf Club in round one of the Memorial, signing for a 7-under-par 31-34=65 to sit one off the current leader, Dustin Johnson.

Steele split 11 (of 14) fairways en route to 12 greens in regulation. He walked off the course gaining 3.355 strokes over the field with his approach play. That was in large part due to a hole out eagle from 154-yard on his final hole. His highlight on the greens came much earlier, a 29'10" birdie splash at the par-4 second hole. It wasn't all circles, though, as Steele swallowed a bogey at the par-4 10th and then a double bogey at the par-4 14th hole. He was sitting 38'2" from the hole after two shots but didn't reach the green until his fifth shot on the way to that big number. In 16 competitive rounds prior to today, Steele had never posted better than a 67 at Muirfield Village, so this easily goes in the books as his low lap here.
Jun 2 - 5:08 PM

Brendan Steele scorched TPC Sawgrass with a bogey-free, 7-under-par 32-33=65 during the first round of this week's PLAYERS.

Steele kicked off his round with a bang, stuffing his 227-yard approach to 5'4", allowing him to roll it in for an eagle at the par-5 11th hole. That was on the heels of a 13'10" par-saver at the 10th, so the momentum was in full force early on. Steele tacked on another lengthy par-saver two holes later, this time from 9'11". This clutch putting really set the tone and could have built a completely different narrative for the round had they not fallen. Steele entered the week with just three red numbers in 12 tries at TPC Sawgrass, so he certainly enjoyed the uncharacteristically easy conditions this morning, setting a new course low for him.
May 12 - 3:02 PM

Brendan Steele kept his streak alive with an even-par 37-35=72 in the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship to wrap his sixth appearance on 3-under 285, down four on the live leaderboard to T14.

Steele posted rounds of 71-70-72-72. Significant because it extends his run of par or better at Quail Hollow to 12 straight. That shares the longest active streak with Gary Woodland, who tossed up 72-72-71-72 this week and tied for 25th place.
May 8 - 5:11 PM